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Now I had the hammer fitting on the tumbler shaft I could assemble the action together with the main spring to see if it worked . As I thought the spring was hard to cock, had left it .100" thick , the plan was for .085", so easer to take some off than back on, after some grinding and sanding it worked good, nice and firm. Tried a sample of the side plate steel to see what colour the temper would be, came out nice, and the hammer should be the same when finished .Pics of the assembled action, uncocked and full cocked and the test bit, Cheers, Homebrew.357.
Hi all, now I have the action assembly done , will be making the barrel next and then the receiver , but to stop this thread getting to long, will post two new threads. So look out for (Making a Sharps barrel in my lathe ), coming soon, Homebrew.357.
Hi Redneck, Yes will be making the stock as well, the plans cover every thing, so will be looking for a nice bit of black walnut , but will be a while before I can do that. I`m making the barrel now, check my new thread, Cheers,Homebrew.357.